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I ended up dropping down to the BLU relentless 24 hour course I was having a lot of issues, bladder infection,nausea, diarrhea.

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Very funny: Fool-proof predictor for Western States. MIchelle Yates’ Gorge report. Next up? Western States! …and Bob Shebests report from the same race. GingerRunner reviews a brand new sports drink. I can’t tell if this was an April Fools story or not. Anyone? Here are some Marathon des Sables previews …

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Episode 84 of Talk Ultra has Sage Canaday talking training and coching, Lizzy Hawker discusses her new book, RUNNER and Nikki Kimball gives us the low down on fell running, TCC and her new film. Talk Training, The News, a Blog, Up and Coming Races and Speedgoat Karl.

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“I was running as hard as I can and the race officials said I was done…because I was not running to my potential.” – Michael Bursum’s Tahoe Rim 100 dream nightmare Michael Bursum of New Mexico lived and breathed basketball. In college, Michael’s exploration in running was sparked by a girl he wanted to get to […]

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Gorge Waterfalls 100k - 11:10:57

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Should gear be required in ultramarathons? I think I make my opinion pretty clear. Your thoughts? Here’s an interview with a guy who finished the world’s toughest race (according to yesterday’s list.) This story will remind you not to take running (or great friends) for granted.  Kicking a few bucks …

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For once, a decent “toughest ultramarathons in the world” list.  I’d never heard of #3…ouch! Can’t tell if it’s still a fatass or not. Anyone? Amy’s report from 4Refugios just about qualifies it to be on that list too. Barkley recap in the real news. Cool interview with magician/ultramarathoner Oz …

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Roy Tuscany is the founder of High Fives Foundation, which works to provide grants and recovery options to injured athletes from the action sports world. To date, they have helped raise funds, secure treatments, and aid in the recover of 70 athletes. In 2006, Roy was aspiring to be a professional skier but became paralyzed from the waist down after overshooting a jump. In less than two years after the accident, Roy was back on skis.

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Go ahead and roll your eyes on this one, but Wikipedia says that Mallorca is “a mediterranean climate with short […]

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The Reverend Belgian Quad by Avery Brewing Co (Boulder, CO) Just a damn great beer from Avery, but I’d call it more of a Belgian Strong Ale than a Quad.  The nose is boozy, the taste is boozy, and the ABV follows suit.  Great beer to share, as this sucker will …

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Great piece about pedestrianism, the precursor of sorts to ultramarathons. This story is replete with “short-skirted maidens…with sturdy calves…young…and all of them were not ugly.”  But it also involves copious amounts of Pabst, gambling, and fistfights on the track. And that was the women’s division! Sounds awesome to me. So true: …

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Great interview from 1981 Ultrarunning Magazine with Frank Bozanich.  Frank is still a no-holds-barred runner with strong opinions, gusto, and attitude, and at 70+, he’ll probably beat you to the finish.  Hear our interviews with him here and here. Why ultrarunning dirtbaggers should write advice columns. What do you suppose you …

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Barbara Neel lives in Brandon, Florida (near Tampa). On February 7, 2015, she completed her first hundo by finishing the Iron Horse 100 mile Endurance run. Congratulations Barbara! Fun fact: Barbara got very frustrated with a problem toenail during this race - enough so that after the race she went to a local podiatrist and had it removed.

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Perhaps there are races in the US like 4Refugios Nonstop (The Rut and Speedgoat 50K are probably most similar, but both are 6 miles longer with slightly less vertical), but I've certainly never done them. 4Refugios made every "technical" trail race I've ever done seem tame in comparison. The race is advertised as 42 Km (26 miles) with 3500 meters of elevation gain (11,500 feet) and 3700 meters of descent (12,100 feet). When you factor in that the first 3 and last 3 miles are relatively mild and don’t go up or down that much, it leaves most of that ascent and descent crammed within the middle 20 miles, which makes the average 15% uphill grade and 18% downhill grade even steeper. If you like to bomb wildly down steep insanely technical descents, or scramble up slippery talus slopes at 60% grade then this is the course for you. Add it to your bucket list. Or, if you’d like to be surrounded by grandeur so amazing that it makes you forget that you don’t like really steep insanely technical slopes, then this might also be the course for you. 4Refugios is tough, but so beautiful you won’t regret that face plant down the steep scree field. And, you’ll be wearing a helmet, so at least you won’t damage your head if you do fall.

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I have put this off long enough. Fifty miles of Sean O’Brien last year did me and my knees in pretty well, and adding 12 miles and one more huge climb this year didn’t have me feeling any better. It was, however, fun to come on down to SoCal and join the locals and RD […]

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Join us on Elevation Trail today as we chat with Andrew Gardner. And find out how Rob Krar is linked with XC skiing. Gary and I also talk about our normal stew of seemingly unconnected topics, including the PCTA dispute. Guest Andrew Gardner

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For some, every mile in an ultramarathon is similar to compound interest. Good read. When you say “tempo run” do you really know what you’re talking about? This post got me thinking about another thing I like so much about trail/ultrarunning. Runners (at least those I know) don’t try to …

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Lynn Hill is a legendary American rock climber. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, she was widely regarded as one of the best sport climbers in the world, and in 1993 she became the first person ever to free-climb The Nose on El Cap. The following year, she did it again in less than 24 hours. She is the author of Climbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World

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Sorry peeps I've not blogged in forever !!

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“If Oprah Winfrey can go out and run and marathon, I  can go run a marathon.” – Mariela Botella When we look back on our life, we can see those moments that helped to weave the life thread of where we are today. Mariela Botella of Texas, had one of those moments after hearing about […]

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Sabrina writes some of the funniest ultramarathon race reports around. Here’s her latest from the Grasslands 50. She’s nervous–and prepared–for hardcore Badwater training. Fun read. Three things you need to know about snowshoe running. Thing #4: We got so little snow in CA this year that I didn’t get a …

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“I enjoy running, but it’s something I do, not something I am.” – Christophe Block Christophe Block of Arkansas is not your typical trail runner. (if there is such a thing in this sport) He doesn’t wear a Garmin watch. He does care about mileage. He doesn’t care about tracking the amount of time running. Christophe does […]

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Six tips (from Max) to get you through your first ultramarathon. That last one is the key. …and Sarah’s six essential tips for running a half or full marathon. Here’s an excellent report from the ITI. Tim Olson’s race and camp schedule for the year. Looks like fun. I hope …

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Jeffrey James Binney is currently training for the Leadville 100 on Saturday, August 22. On MTNmeister, this is typically something that we’d expect to hear, but Jeffrey’s background is anything but typical. Jeffrey grew up on a pig farm in Missouri and is now a comedian based out of Los Angeles. A little more than three years ago, he lost his mom to obesity, and he himself weighed 340 lbs at his heaviest. He has lost over 100 lbs and is in the process of creating a hybrid comedy/documentary called Once Is Enough.

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